Oukan (Journal of Transdisciplinary Federation of Science and Technology)
Online ISSN : 2189-6399
Print ISSN : 1881-7610
ISSN-L : 1881-7610
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  • Future Earth Initiative and R&D in Science and Technology for Society
    Kyoko MIMURA
    Article type: Review
    2023 Volume 17 Issue 2 Pages 60-65
    Published: 2023
    Released on J-STAGE: October 15, 2023
    Research Institute of Science and Technology for Society (RISTEX) promotes R&D aims to solve social issues, by funding R&D and also by conducting own surveys. As the name suggests, RISTEX is focused on R&D to realize ‘Science and Technology for Society,’ and has been encouraging the integration of natural sciences and social sciences and humanities (SSH), as well as transdisciplinary research (TDR), to ensure the production of appropriate knowledge and its use for solutions actually useful to the target fields. RISTEX has run a funding scheme dedicated to the Future Earth initiative from 2014 to 2019, in which such interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary approaches were the essential characteristics of R&D. In addition, it has been conducting surveys and networking relevant people as post-funding activities to explore diverse ways for funding agency to support TDR.
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  • Yuji KATO, Kaori TAKEDOMI
    Article type: Review
    2023 Volume 17 Issue 2 Pages 66-73
    Published: 2023
    Released on J-STAGE: October 15, 2023
    SATREPS, jointly managed by the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), was launched under the concept of “Science and Technology Diplomacy” and is an initiative to promote international joint research with the concept of social implementation to solve global-scale issues and realize a sustainable society based on the needs of developing countries. The crises facing humanity continue to rise, and there are less than 10 years left to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set by the United Nations. To solve the issues of today's complicated society, collective knowledge that brings together a variety of knowledge to solve problems from multiple perspectives is indispensable. In this report, we describe the expectations for research proposals with cross-disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches in SATREPS, which is in its 15th year since its establishment. We also describe the trends in the adoption of proposals and basic information on the open call and selection process for those who are considering applying.
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